New wood stove regulations take effect this year

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After the brutally cold winter we just experienced in Pocahontas County, nobody wants to hear about new wood stove regulations. But new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wood stove emissions standards take effect in May, and even higher standards will be phased in during a five-year period. The American Lung Association and seven states filed a More...

by Geoff Hamill | Published 4 days ago
Partners Lexi Price and Emily Henderson present their project, “Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth,” to judges J.P. Alonso and Janet Ghigo at the county Social Studies Fair Friday. The group won first place in Division II, Sociology. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Students present projects at Social Studies Fair

Partners Lexi Price and Emily Henderson present their project, “Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth,” to judges J.P. Alonso and Janet Ghigo at the county Social Studies Fair Friday. The group won first place More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Board questioned about the fairness of the fair

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The board of education conference room resembled a courtroom at the board’s meeting Monday night as Marlinton resident and parent Sam Gibson questioned board members regarding the More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Commission approves $6.1 million budget

During its regular meeting on March 17, the Pocahontas County Commission approved a budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The $6,110,101 budget includes estimated property tax revenue of $2,689,774 and a lowball estimate More...

Farm-to-School AmeriCorps Holly Bradley, right, serves fresh smoothies to students at Hillsboro Elementary School Wednesday as part of the Local Foods Day and Fuel Up to Play 60 kick-off celebration. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

HES ‘Fuels Up’ to get healthy

Farm-to-School AmeriCorps Holly Bradley, right, serves fresh smoothies to students at Hillsboro Elementary School Wednesday as part of the Local Foods Day and Fuel Up to Play 60 kick-off celebration. S. Stewart More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Commission hires full-time attorney

During a special meeting on March 11, the Pocahontas County Commission hired attorney Robert Martin on a full-basis to provide legal advice to the Commission. Martin, seen here during a Commission meeting on June More...

Plant Manager Dale McKenney in the Marlinton Water Plant. Engineers have advised the Town Council to upgrade the aging plant or face the possibility of a total malfunction.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Marlinton Council approves budget

Plant Manager Dale McKenney in the Marlinton Water Plant. Engineers have advised the Town Council to upgrade the aging plant or face the possibility of a total malfunction. Marlinton Town Council conducted a special More...